Aretha Franklin Releases "Young, Gifted and Black"

Young, Gifted and Black is a soul album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1972.

It takes its title from the Nina Simone song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", which is included on the album.

Young, Gifted and Black won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 76th greatest album of all time.